Food variety and dietary diversity scores in children: are they good indicators of dietary adequacy?

@article{Steyn2006FoodVA,
  title={Food variety and dietary diversity scores in children: are they good indicators of dietary adequacy?},
  author={Nelia Patricia Steyn and Johanna Helena Nel and Guy Nantel and Gregg Kennedy and Demetre N Labadarios},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={644-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a food variety score (FVS) and/or a dietary diversity score (DDS) are good indicators of nutrient adequacy of the diet of South African children. METHODS Secondary data analyses were undertaken with nationally representative data of 1-8-year-old children (n = 2200) studied in the National Food Consumption Study in 1999. An average FVS (mean number of different food items consumed from all possible items eaten) and DDS (mean number of food groups out of nine… CONTINUE READING
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